eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

User avatar
ldrcycles
Posts: 8163
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Fri Mar 07, 2014 7:32 am

Damn it morini I was quite happy eating my cereal and now it's all over the computer :lol:
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.

User avatar
barefoot
Posts: 1202
Joined: Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:05 am
Location: Ballarat

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby barefoot » Fri Mar 07, 2014 11:05 am

ldrcycles wrote:Yea. $400 to restore and that didn't stretch to any kind of bar tape? :roll: .


Isn't black electrical tape over ripped-up sponge rubber tubing the period correct bar covering for these beauties?

minhyy
Posts: 586
Joined: Mon Sep 23, 2013 7:53 pm
Location: Sydney

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby minhyy » Sat Mar 08, 2014 4:27 pm

Party like it's 1999

User avatar
rkelsen
Posts: 4402
Joined: Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:41 pm

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby rkelsen » Sat Mar 08, 2014 5:32 pm

I would too if I were a midget.

User avatar
HappyHumber
Posts: 4925
Joined: Wed Nov 14, 2007 11:48 pm
Location: Perth, (S.o.R.) W.A.

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby HappyHumber » Sat Mar 08, 2014 8:30 pm

rkelsen wrote:I would too if I were a midget.


Indeed. One for Sporty Smurf... might help him win Smurfette over, struttin' his stuff in his lycra.
- Kym
Since I keep misplacing my common sense down the shed, I guess I'll have to borrow someone elses off the internet.

User avatar
munga
Posts: 6929
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:17 pm
Location: wowe
Contact:

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Mar 08, 2014 9:30 pm

heeeeey
biggest classic racing bicycle fb group in the world:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiccyclingworld/

User avatar
munga
Posts: 6929
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:17 pm
Location: wowe
Contact:

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:11 pm

biggest classic racing bicycle fb group in the world:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiccyclingworld/

User avatar
Kermit TF
Posts: 368
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:52 pm
Location: Canbrrra

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:25 pm

Niiiice.
Check out his other items...the Merckx he has listed for $2100 is drool material.
When in doubt......mumble.

User avatar
ldrcycles
Posts: 8163
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sat Mar 08, 2014 10:32 pm

Where have all the cheap 10 speeds gone? I just did a search of ebay for anything under $200, 31 pages later not a single steel frame in Qld and only a handful in NSW and Vic.
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.

User avatar
mark field
Posts: 920
Joined: Fri Dec 17, 2010 8:28 pm

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby mark field » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:46 am

ldrcycles wrote:Where have all the cheap 10 speeds gone? I just did a search of ebay for anything under $200, 31 pages later not a single steel frame in Qld and only a handful in NSW and Vic.


im still waiting for someone to take the Emmelle Clipper off my hands, and its free. it cant get any cheaper than that.
steel is the real deal.

commando
Posts: 101
Joined: Tue May 18, 2010 11:34 pm
Location: Adelaide

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby commando » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:19 am

mark field wrote:im still waiting for someone to take the Emmelle Clipper off my hands, and its free. it cant get any cheaper than that.


He he, I know what you mean, I offered a couple 10 speeds for free last year and there were no takers. Perhaps if I cleaned them up and added a $200 price tag I'd clear some space....

User avatar
ldrcycles
Posts: 8163
Joined: Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:19 pm
Location: Kin Kin, Queensland

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby ldrcycles » Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:01 am

Yea but you're in Sydney :( .
When man invented the bicycle he reached the peak of his attainments- Elizabeth West.

User avatar
koen
Posts: 669
Joined: Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:29 pm

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby koen » Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:30 pm

You mean ten speeds like this 14 speed with 6 gears?
Repco Tri A
I had one of these and it was a nice bike but it does seem overpriced. Mind you it means my collection might be worth more if it sells. :D

edit: hey! I think that emoticon is modelled on my school photo avatar

User avatar
munga
Posts: 6929
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:17 pm
Location: wowe
Contact:

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:47 pm

koen wrote:You mean ten speeds like this 14 speed with 6 gears?
Repco Tri A
I had one of these and it was a nice bike but it does seem overpriced. Mind you it means my collection might be worth more if it sells. :D

edit: hey! I think that emoticon is modelled on my school photo avatar


is this the welded-up euro tri a that was on ebay for about 6 months for $250? some poor bugger bought that?
biggest classic racing bicycle fb group in the world:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiccyclingworld/

User avatar
Kermit TF
Posts: 368
Joined: Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:52 pm
Location: Canbrrra

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Kermit TF » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:24 pm

This mint repcos 5 mins from my place..
If anyone needs I can pick up and box it..
http://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/duffy/bi ... 1040324399
When in doubt......mumble.

User avatar
munga
Posts: 6929
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:17 pm
Location: wowe
Contact:

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:34 pm

i hope the hamster sees this.
biggest classic racing bicycle fb group in the world:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiccyclingworld/

User avatar
Hamster
Posts: 607
Joined: Fri Oct 08, 2010 3:05 pm
Location: Brisbane

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Hamster » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:07 pm

munga wrote:i hope the hamster sees this.


But I have short legs - that bike requires really looooooong legs
It would not be at all strange if history came to the conclusion that the perfection of the bicycle was the greatest achievement of the nineteenth century.

User avatar
munga
Posts: 6929
Joined: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:17 pm
Location: wowe
Contact:

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby munga » Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:22 pm

my point was the cost of that bike, versus the quality of yours. :) are you still riding her?
biggest classic racing bicycle fb group in the world:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/classiccyclingworld/

Imwit
Posts: 170
Joined: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:21 pm
Location: Albury

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Imwit » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:24 pm

Major Taylor's bike?
This could get interesting.
But the quality of his other listings :roll:

User avatar
RobertFrith
Posts: 1609
Joined: Tue May 05, 2009 9:27 pm
Location: Perth
Contact:

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby RobertFrith » Sun Mar 09, 2014 11:55 pm

I'm rather taken by the horsedrawn fire engine. As you say the other listings are pretty slack and don't reflect well on a seller who's trying to realise $25K+ on a bike. Very much the tip-it-out-of-the-box-and-snap school of listing
Image

Torana68
Posts: 1282
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 11:40 am
Location: NSW/ACT
Contact:

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Torana68 » Mon Mar 10, 2014 9:33 am

:(
RobertFrith wrote:I'm rather taken by the horsedrawn fire engine. As you say the other listings are pretty slack and don't reflect well on a seller who's trying to realise $25K+ on a bike. Very much the tip-it-out-of-the-box-and-snap school of listing


Perhaps just misinformed of things value but it smells of Ebay sillyness, there appears to be no solid connection to Major Taylor, its probably NOT the only one in existance, nor the most important, I cant get the pictures to work but from the crappy ones it doesnt look like a race bike. For $25K Id want something more than "reported left behind". The $4000 , yes four thousand dollar Speedwell , I WISH they were worth half that!!!! but whos Norm Gilroy? this guys listings are hopeless........... :(

Edit ; more detail on the Speedwell added , still cant see any good pickies or more than $150 in value :)
Last edited by Torana68 on Mon Mar 10, 2014 6:32 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Ozpushies! for ALL Australian made bikes.
"It's only original once"

scratchman
Posts: 467
Joined: Thu Aug 09, 2007 10:56 am
Location: Carapooee, central victoria

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby scratchman » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:00 am

Phil

User avatar
familyguy
Posts: 5314
Joined: Wed Apr 16, 2008 2:30 pm
Location: Cromer, NSW

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby familyguy » Mon Mar 10, 2014 10:34 am

Dunno about these, pricing looks pretty sharp for mine, unlike the pictures. Spoke holes look a little deformed, hard to tell without better photos. Might be someone willing to take a chance.

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/171263077684 ... 1423.l2649

Jim

Imwit
Posts: 170
Joined: Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:21 pm
Location: Albury

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby Imwit » Mon Mar 10, 2014 1:47 pm

RobertFrith wrote:As you say the other listings are pretty slack and don't reflect well on a seller who's trying to realise $25K+ on a bike. Very much the tip-it-out-of-the-box-and-snap school of listing

Torana68 wrote:this guys listings are hopeless........... :(


He she they? currently have 10 separate listings for rare wheels, generic pictures of high wheeler, none of the actual items, cut and paste generic sales pitch. Pretty off putting I reckon. Even if they do get updated later.

morini
Posts: 831
Joined: Sat May 07, 2011 8:53 pm
Location: Southern Downs Qld

Re: eBay prices on the rise, good time to sell old junk?

Postby morini » Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:36 pm

I did notice that all of these bits and pieces are from an old shop in Punchbowl, Sydney, owned by Jack Walsh. He was known in the motorcycle world as well and apparently a pretty handy cyclist so maybe there's a grain of truth to the seller's stories. If Major Taylor had a bike and it was still around you'd have to say there'd be a good chance Jack Walsh might have owned it. It's just not worth $25,000 is it?

Return to “Retro biking”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: jusforfun, koshari